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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Discoid atelectasis sign of cancer?

Discoid atelectasis sign of cancer?

NO: Many non cancerous conditions will cause discoid altelectasis of lung ...Read more

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Atelectasis (Definition)

Atelectasis (from greek: ἀτελής, "incomplete" + ἔκτασις, "extension") is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. It is a very common finding in chest xrays which needs to be interpreted in the ...Read more


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My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from .2 - .8 cm. .8 node is calcified, others are not. Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung. Concerning?

My CT discovered 6 lung nodules from .2 - .8 cm.  .8 node is calcified, others are not.  Discoid atelectasis in the upper right lung.  Concerning?

Yes: Many causes including metastatic cancer. Do you have history of cancer? Breast, colon, prostrate and bladder most common. Also non cancerous conditions like hamartomas, sarcoidosis, rhemautoid nodules, infectious conditions, lymphomas and kaposis sarcomas etc. Please, see a pulmonologist if this is a new finding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Taylor
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How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

How is subsegmental atelectasis of the lingula treated?

Atelectasis is the : Breathing exercises as well as mucolytics, oral hydration and chest physotherapy can relieve this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?

My husband has some minor linear atelectasis in the left lingula with slight dependant atelectasis at the lung base also mild right hilar lymphadenop?

Needs evaluation: The presence of linear opacities with hilar adenopathy can be due to several acute or chronic conditions such as histoplasmosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, sarcoidosis, or rarely malignancy etc. Your husband should immediately see a lung specialist for a complete evaluation to determine the underlying cause, which will help determine appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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I had bilateral breast cancer and CT with RT. Now CT Scan showed atelectasis or infiltration in the right middle and left lingula. ER doc said it's ok?

Atelectasis: There are a number of reasons for atelectasis (collapse alveoli or air sacs) or infiltration (areas of inflammation) in the lung: infection, mucus plugging, or shallow breathing. Though the cause is most likely unrelated to your cancer, lung cancers or recurrent breast may sometimes appear as infiltration. Best thing to do is to schedule a follow-up visit with your oncologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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What is lingular subsegmental atelectasis?

Partial Collapse: The lingula is the lower anterior (front) portion of the left upper lobe of the lung that corresponds to the right middle lobe. Atelectasis is collapse of a portion of the lung. So, subsegmental atelectasis means that portions of lung segments of the lingula are incompletely aerated. May indicate bronchial blockage, poor breathing, or even early infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Lingular atelectasis and lung cancer relationship?

Depends: Is the lung cancer also in the lingula sometimes the cancer plugs the airway and causes distal collapse(atelectasis) also pneumonia, cancer and atelectasis are part of COPD due to smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

Would someone with mild atelectasis need to be hospitalized?

No...: Mild atelectasis, especially without symptoms, can be treated as an outpatient. The most important treatment is deep breathing and an incentive spirometer can help with this. Ask your doctor for one if you don't have one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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What is the definition or description of: atelectasis?

What is the definition or description of: atelectasis?

Atelectasis: Atelectasis (from greek: ??????, "incomplete" + ???????, "extension") is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. It is a very common finding in chest xrays which needs to be interpreted in the face of clinical symptom. ...Read more

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What does it mean that "there is mild dependent atelectasis near both bases"?

Lung issue: This means the bottoms of the lungs are slightly compressed or collapsed. Think of a sponge standing on end on a hard surface, with the portion on the bottom squished together a bit. Can be alleviated with taking deep breaths in most cases. ...Read more

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